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  • Adolescent refugee girls in Tanzania at the forefront of change

    Sifa Mateso’s father passed away when she was in primary school. Her mother was left alone to care for her and her sibling. At age 14, Sifa decided to get married. “I thought I could make a better life and assist my mother and my sibling,” she explains. “My mother faced... Read more

  • On this day, the IRC was born

    Today, the International Refugee Committee turns 81. The IRC was founded in July 1933 at the request of German-born physicist Albert Einstein who was deeply concerned about the crisis in Europe. At the time, there were no programs or aid agencies designed to ensure the safety of refugees. IRC volunteers were... Read more

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